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Innovative Drug Dispensers

The Karie Medication Dispenser Automates Dosage Management at Home

— October 9, 2017 — Lifestyle
Engineers and designers have been working to fine-tune the concept of the pill dispenser for years, and a great deal of problems have now been solved in the form of the Karie Personal Medication Dispenser. With the availability of a wide variety of different solutions to such a product, Cortex Design was able to study what was and wasn't working for users, in order to inform the development of Karie.

The final product comprises a loaded cartridge of multi-dose sachets that's prepared by the pharmacist and delivered to the outpatient. This can be easily clipped into the touchscreen apparatus, which acts as an interactive terminal between the user and his or her pills. Integrated into Karie is a smart scheduling and dispensing system that notifies the user of the time to take certain meds, provides them, and sends alerts to patients or caregivers if a dose should be missed.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Medication Management - The development of Karie showcases the potential for smart medication dispensers to revolutionize how patients manage their medication at home.
2. Customizable Dosage Solutions - The use of multi-dose sachets prepared by pharmacists enables personalized and convenient dosage management with the Karie Personal Medication Dispenser.
3. Patient-caregiver Connectivity - The integrated smart scheduling and dispensing system in Karie facilitates real-time communication and alerts between patients and their caregivers to ensure medication adherence.
Industry Implications
1. Pharmaceuticals - The pharmaceutical industry can explore the opportunities of developing more advanced medication dispensers like Karie to improve medication management and adherence.
2. Healthcare Technology - The healthcare technology industry can innovate in creating smart medication management solutions that utilize touchscreen interfaces, customizable dosage options, and real-time communication features.
3. Senior Care - The senior care industry can benefit from the adoption of smart medication dispensers like Karie to enhance medication adherence and provide better support for elderly patients living independently.
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